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16 days: Rich Buddhist Culture - Traditional Sherpa Villages - Hike Kala Pattar (18,200 feet)

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having-fun-everest-base-camp-trekThe Everest region is understandably one of the world's most popular and spectacular hiking destinations. Our Everest Base Camp Trek trip begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at Lukla. We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the bustling market village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below Mount Everest. En route to the world's highest peak, we will visit many picturesque Sherpa villages.

Tengboche, the home of Nepal's most famous monastery, is situated beneath the impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam (Mother's Charm). Our journey to Everest Base Camp takes us close up beneath the spectacular “Khumbu Icefall” which leads up to the South Col and was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest. We have also included the option of hiking to the top of Kala Pattar (18,188 feet), which will afford our hard effort with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse. This easy-paced, fully-supported trek allows us to enjoy an excellent introduction to trekking in Nepal and provide a unique insight into the ‘Land of the Sherpa' and home to Mount Everest. A true Himalayan classic!

December 17, 2016 to January 1, 2017 (visit Everest Base Camp on Christmas Day)
March 24 to April 8, 2017
April 14 to April 29, 2017
April 21 to May 6, 2017
May 5 to May 20, 2017
May 12 to May 27, 2017
May 21 to June 5, 2017 (visit Everest Base Camp on the anniversary of the first climb on May 29, 1953) 
September 22 to October 7, 2017
October 3 to October 18, 2017
October 15 to October 30, 2017
October 20 to November 4, 2017
November 10 to November 25, 2017
November 17 to December 2, 2017
December 17, 2017 to January 1, 2018 (visit Everest Base Camp on Christmas Day)

The Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series. Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali guide and porter support crew. In addition to our fixed group dates, we are also able to arrange this trek starting on any day of the week during the months of March through May and September through December for groups of 1 to 12 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.

1 Person: $3460.00
2 to 4 People: $2935.00
5 to 8 People: $2765.00
9 to 12 People: $2660.00
Single hotel and lodge room supplement: $425.00 per person

Hotels: 3 nights hotels
Lodge Trek: 12 nights in mountain lodges
Trek Grade: 12 days MODERATE to STRENUOUS trekking
Max. altitude: 18,188 feet / 5,600 meters at Kala Pattar

Everest Base Camp Trek mapTRIP OUTLINE:
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu / Lukla. Trek to Phakding. 3 hr trek.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar. 11,150 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche. 12,665 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche. 14,470 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 7: Rest day for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche. 16,110 feet. 5-6 hour trek.
Day 9: Trek to Everest BC and return to Gorekshep.
Day 10: Hike up Kala Pattar and continue to Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek to Phortse Village. 6-7 hr trek.
Day 12: The Mon La to Monjo. 9,320 feet. 6-7 hour trek.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla. 9,200 feet. 5 hour trek.
Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 16: Transfer to airport for departure.